Portugal-bound team unaware of itinerary

Updated: 13 July 2007 14:23 IST

The Indian football team leaves for a three-week tour to Portugal on Friday without a clue about the itinerary or even the teams they are to play there.

Gurgaon:

The Indian football team leaves for a three-week tour to Portugal on Friday without a clue about the itinerary or even the teams they are to play there.

The 25 national probables, guided by head coach Bob Houghton and his support staff are going to the Iberian peninsula for a training-cum-playing stint.

They are scheduled to play four games but their opposition is yet to be decided.

"All I know is that we are leaving for Portugal at 12.55 am on July 13. Nothing else is confirmed yet," team manager Pradip Chaudhury said.

Defender Sanjeev Maria, who was diagnosed with a knee injury, and goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharja, who underwent a shoulder surgery on Thursday, will miss out on the trip.

The preparatory trip to Europe was confirmed more than a month ago, but the All India Football Federation is still trying to fix the dates, venues and opposition for the
practice matches.

Topics : Football Portugal
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